Personal Greeting James Vandezande, AIA

HOK, Inc.

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HOK, Inc.
New York, NY


James is a registered architect in New York State and has worked on a wide variety of projects ranging from high-end residential to large transportation projects. His experience includes budgeting, programming, code analysis, design and construction documentation, shop drawing review, client relations, and construction administration. In 1999, he landed at SOM and transformed his technology skills into a 10-year span as a digital design manager. In this capacity, he pioneered the implementation of BIM on such projects as One World Trade Center, a.k.a. Freedom Tower. James is considered a pioneer in the field of building information modeling and has lectured at many industry events including Autodesk University, VisMasters Conference, CMAA BIM Conference, McGraw-Hill Construction, AIA Technology in Architectural Practice and the AIANYS Convention. He is a co-founder and president of the NYC Revit Users Group and is an adjunct lecturing professor at the NYU School for Continuing and Professional Studies as well as the Polytechnic Institute of NYU. James is also proud to announce his first published work, "Mastering Autodesk Revit Architecture 2011" (Wiley, 2010). He was joined by co-authors Eddy Krygiel and Phil Read in writing one of the best selling BIM books on the market today.